What Is Carnita?
Carnita is a Mexican shredded meat.
The meat is braised or roasted, and is often used in tacos or burritos.
What Is Queso Fresco?
Queso Fresco is a semi-soft cheese, white in color.
It is often used in Mexican cuisine.
What Can You Substitute For Queso Fresco?
Feta cheese makes a good substitute for queso fresco.
You should choose a mild feta cheese to use in place of queso fresco.
- Corn Tortillas
- Queso Fresco, crumbled
- Cilantro, chopped
For the Rub
- 1 Tablespoon Dried Oregano
- 2 Teaspoons Ground Cumin
- 1 Tablespoon Kosher Salt
- 3 cloves Garlic
- 1 Tablespoon Oil
For the Pork
- 4 lbs Pork Shoulder/Butt, boneless
- 1/2 Onion, Chopped
- 3 Cloves of Garlic, pressed
- 1 Jalapeno, Seeded and chopped
- 1/4 Teaspoon Fresh Black Pepper
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons White Vinegar
- 1 1/2 Teaspoons Kosher Salt
- 1 Orange, Juiced
- 1 Lime, Juiced
- Starting one day ahead of time, Combine the rub and rub it all over the pork. Allow to sit, uncovered in the fridge overnight.
- Remove the pork from the fridge and allow to rest on the counter while you prepare the slow cooker.
- Combine all remaining ingredients in a bowl.
- Place the pork in the crockpot on low and pour over the remaining ingredients. Cook for 8-12 hours or until the meat is falling apart.
- We like to serve ours with warmed corn tortillas, cilantro and cotija or queso fresco and sometimes a little avocado.